What are your favorites? What do you recommend and why?
>at the forefront of new tech such as Wayland
>best looking and most polished DE
>not bloated like KDE
>not ugly like Cinnamon
>not dead like Xfeces
>intuitive and simple, no learning curve
By the way, why do people always post these ridiculously outdated and ugly screenshots of Gnome?
Did the Gnome team finally roll back the retarded removal of features they did on Nautilus? When they removed type ahead and dual panels over some bullshit reasons I just couldn't keep up with their shit anymore.
>Using a DE
I tried using DE's but they always feel so bloated to me. I'll stick with tiling window managers.
Elementary OS is a newcomer and I don't see what they offer aside from a shitty pre-Yosemite OS X theme. And there was that drama concerning donations.
I don't know what you mean by type ahead, and as far as I can tell there are no dual panels. I don't understand what the point of dual panels are. Just open another window.
Gnome isn't very bloated and DEs are useful because they take care of a lot of tedious shit for you.
Type ahead is selecting a file in the current directory by typing the first letters of its name when browsing files in a file browser/manager. Even Windows Explorer has this feature but Gnome devs changed it on Nautilus to perform a recursive search in the current folder. I don't remember the reasoning the head dev gave for this and other apps changes in that version but I do remember it was total bullshit.